The Red Umbrella Diaries turns the spotlight on seven diverse New Yorkers as they each tell personal stories about their experiences as sex workers. At turns provocative, illuminating, hilarious and empowering, their stories lay bare the realities of an often-maligned industry and each one’s complex relationship to their work. The film digs deep into the personal experiences of people who trade sex for a living, and illuminates the complexities and contradictions that sex workers face as they try to do right by themselves and people they care about. The storylines weave in threads that many Americans struggle with: work, family, religion, health, and community. The film explores the question: what happens when people whose voices are never heard in mainstream media take control of their own stories and how they are presented to the world. Running time: 99 minutes. Directed by David Kornfield.
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NEW ORLEANS, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 9:00pm